May 19, 2023

Munger, Tolles & Olson Receives Litigator of the Week Runner-up Honors in LA Bail Challenge

A Munger, Tolles & Olson team was recognized by Am Law Litigation Daily as Litigator of the Week Runner-ups for successfully securing a historic preliminary injunction, pausing the enforcement of Los Angeles County’s cash bail schedule. The injunction eliminates cash bail for individuals arrested on most low-level, non-violent offenses.

The ruling followed a month-long preliminary injunction hearing in a putative class action challenging the constitutionality of L.A. County’s bail policy. The lawsuit is brought by a group of plaintiffs who all spent five days in jail before being arraigned solely because they were unable to pay the monetary amounts set by the county’s uniform bail schedule.

The MTO team included Firm Chair Brad Brian, Rohit Singla, Victoria Degtyareva, Rowley Rice, Tiana Baheri, Brianne Holland-Stergar and Taylor Benninger alongside co-counsel at Public Justice, Civil Rights Corps, Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP and Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes LLP.

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